College of Science & Engineering

Plastics & Composites Engineering

AccreditationLogo: ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Plastics & Composites Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

The object of the Plastics & Composites Engineering Program is to prepare graduates who will be successful in their chosen career paths.  Specifically, within five years of graduation, graduates of this program will be capable of achieving:

Success in their chosen profession as evidenced by:

  • career satisfaction,
  • career advancement (e.g. promotion/raises, new jobs/positions),
  • life-long learning (e.g. continued education, technical training, professional development),
  • professional visibility (e.g. publications, presentations, patents, inventions, awards, involvement in professional societies), and/or
  • entrepreneurial activities

and/or

Success in post-undergraduate studies as evidenced by:

  • satisfaction with the decision to further their education,
  • advanced degrees earned (or in process),
  • teaching and/or research experiences, and/or
  • grant activities and academic publications

 

Student Outcomes

The Plastics & Composites curriculum is designed to meet the requirements set forth by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Each student completing the PCE degree will demonstrate mastery of the following competencies as established by ABET:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Enrollment Data

2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020

Declared Plastics & Composites Engineering Majors

(New majors declare spring quarter annually)

29 47 58 62 69 59
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Graduates in Plastics & Composites Engineering
n/a 9 13 22 16